Discerning your call

Our Faculty

Scholars who will shape your life

CTU has twenty-nine full-time faculty members, who are distinguished, world-renowned scholars and theologians.

The mission of Catholic Theological Union is to prepare effective leaders for the Church, ready to witness to Christ’s good news of justice, love and peace.


Prepare for a life of scholarship and ministry

Catholic Theological Union has a rich tradition of academic excellence and of preparing men and women for a life of ministry and service. CTU degrees are fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).


Enhance your ministry

Catholic Theological Union offers a wide variety of certificate programs for students who wish to specialize in their theological education or prepare for service in new ministries. We also offer Distance Learning options!

Continuing Education

Enrich your life of faith

Continuing Education at CTU fosters sustainable, lifelong learning for every stage of your evolving life of faith and service for non-degree seeking students.

Formation Programs

Enrich your life of faith

At CTU, formation serves as a bridge between theory and praxis. Our programs consist of monthly theological reflections or gatherings with other scholars, as well as bi-annual retreats and participation in special events.

Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program

Prepare for ministry grounded in Latino/a experiences

Since 1982, CTU has been serving the Hispanic Church of the United States by offering courses, programs and events that prepare lay and ordained ministers to work with the Latin@ Catholic community in the U.S. and around the world.

Catholic Theological Union (CTU) is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). CTU, founded in 1968, received its initial joint accreditation from the Association of Theological Schools and the North Central Region in 1972. This accreditation was renewed in 1982, 1992, and 2002.  In 2009, CTU relinquished its accreditation with the North Central Association.  ATS accreditation was renewed in 2022.


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